Fall 2019 Workshop Descriptions

Register now for Fall 2019 One, two, & Three-day workshops

Fall Session I workshops:  September 7 - October 20

Fall Session II workshops:  October 26 - December 15

Class Registration:  Please register at least one week in advance of the class/workshop start date.  Classes/workshops with low enrollment will be closed 3 - 5 business days before the first class.  

Cancellation Policy:  A refund is given to students who cancel 10 days or more prior to the class start date.  Students who cancel enrollment within 10 days of the first class will not receive a refund.  

If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, registrants will be notified by email or phone within 24 – 48 hours of the first class. Registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to another class or issued a refund.

If you have any questions, please call 864-735-3948 (ext. 4) or email ben@artcentergreenville.org

*Please note:  Workshop descriptions are listed by duration first, then chronologically by date.


ONE DAY WORKSHOPS

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Medium: Mixed Media

Paper Collage

Instructor: Laura Nance

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, September 7
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $125 (price includes supplies)

Explore how painted, stained and textured papers can be used to add pizzazz to your work and extend individual boundaries. You’ll take a look at how acrylic paint, gesso and gel medium techniques can be utilized.  Artists will paint, stain and texture their own papers and then discover how they might incorporate them into a collage piece.  A canvas, tissue, rice papers, gesso and gel will be provided. Artists of all skill levels are welcome to participate.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Nuno Felting Merino Silk Scarf

Instructor: Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, September 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 12+

Tuition: $120 (price includes supplies) 

Learn nuno felting with lightweight merino wool and silk. Combining merino wool and silk together will create a nuno-felted scarf that is wearable during cold seasons and breathable in warmer months. Various color choices are available in red, orange, green, blue, brown, purple, gray & white. You are also welcome to mix and blend different colors. Please bring an old bath/beach towel.

 
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Medium: Fiber 

Botanical Contact Printing

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, September 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $175 (price includes supplies)

Explore papers, fabrics, thread, and natural dyes while learning about eco/botanical contact printing.  Instruction will include vocabulary, techniques, and wild natural color recipes, and we’ll explore the process of extracting plant tannins and natural color to create nature prints. Topics also include natural pigment watercolor techniques, printmaking, and sewing touches. Expect lots of hands on experiences, take home information, two silk scarves, a private student web site and examples of completed works and a small hand bound journal of prints as a memento of the day.

 
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Medium: Professional Development

Money Mindset Makeover for Artists, Creative, & Rebels

Instructor: Jen Aly

1 Day Workshop: Thursday, September 19
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $20 / $10 members

In this interactive workshop, you will:  Gain tools and practices to shift your money life into prosperity, Create a new inspiring perspective on marketing & sales, Learn the most important thing to focus on that will generate income.  Jen Aly is a bridge between the financial & business world and artists & creatives. She started her first of 7 businesses in 2004, has learned a lot the hard way, has filed bankruptcy, and has more than tripled her income within 3 years. She boot-strapped an Asheville-based jewelry design business that has grown every year since its start in 2013. Jen is determined to banish the notion of the “starving artist” through empowering creatives in money and business via coaching, workshops, and community.  She is a certified coach through both Martha Beck & Best Year Yet.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Wet Felting FELT GEODE with Merino & Silk

Instructor: Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, September 21
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, ages 12+

Tuition: $105 (price includes supplies)

Learn needle felting and wet felting techniques to create a felted geode inspired by rocks and minerals.  Step by step instruction will include how to blend, mix and needle felt with colorful merino wool fibers and silk.  Your finished piece will be a unique handmade wool felt fabric to use as table mat or hang up as wall art.  All basic felting materials and supplies are included in tuition. Please bring an old bath/beach towel.

 
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Medium: Professional Development

Studio Practice Intensive Session

Instructor: Mark Brosseau

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, September 21
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Intermediate - Advanced

Tuition: $89 

This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced students who want to make art as part of a sustained regular practice. The course will help students identify the issues that they are interested in exploring through making art and force them to ask questions that will push their individual practices forward. It will also help artists identify art historical influences as well as build an awareness of contemporary artists who are addressing similar ideas. This will be done primarily through group dialogue and critique. We will address ideas of conscious decision making versus intuition, discuss strategies for working through periods of being ‘stuck’ or ‘blocked’, and explore how to build sustainable work habits.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Needle Felted Gourds

Instructor: Sarah Mandell

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, September 28
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 10+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Learn how to sculpt colorful wool fiber into a set of gourds. A demonstration of needle felting techniques, shaping, layering fiber, blending colors, and an overview of felting tools will equip students, ages 10 and up, to be able to turn wool roving into 3D objects. Supplies will be provided and include several ounces of dyed wool roving, felting needles, and foam felting pads. Students will have the opportunity to purchase additional felting supplies at the end of the class to take home if they wish.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Hand Pieced Quilts: Thousand Pyramids

Instructor: Debbie Moyes

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, October 5, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 14+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Learn to hand sew this one-block quilt design to begin a pillow, table runner or even a quilt. Thousand Pyramids is a scrap or one-block quilt pattern, made by women long ago with whatever fabrics they had left over from other sewing projects. This classic design, made up of equilateral triangles, continues to popular because of its geometric look and design versatility. Students will learn about basic quilting supplies and techniques while beginning their own version of this pattern. Choose fabrics to make the quilt look modern or antique from the instructor’s stash.  

 
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Medium: Professional Development

Taxes for Artists

Instructor: Hannah Cole

1 Day Workshop: Friday, October 11
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $89 

This 2-hour workshop with artist Hannah Cole (Enrolled Agent and Founder of Sunlight Tax) is an empowering, jargon-free session that covers a high-level understanding of key tax concepts: the basic tax equation, self employment issues, the estimated quarterly tax system, the Schedule C - what it is, who it’s for and how to use it - and Arts-specific tax concerns. The class will focus on artist empowerment: the artist stereotype and how it plays into an audit situation, what people can do to be prepared and counteract it, what to do/keep/save in case of an audit, the Hobby/Loss Rule and surrounding case law (which is the basis of most artist audits), general guidelines for good record keeping, the importance of running one’s creative enterprise as a business, understanding the special requirements for meals + entertainment expenses and home studio/office deduction.

 
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Medium:  Encaustic

Mixing Media: Encaustic & Cut Paper

Instructor: Barb Toland

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, October 12
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $95 (price includes supplies)

Learn and practice the basic techniques of encaustic, the art of painting with hot pigmented wax, combined with embedding cut paper. This is a beginner introductory workshop, perfect if you are curious about encaustics. Feel free to bring anything you might like to add, such as colorful magazine pages, drawings on paper, etc. You will go home with two completed 8" x 10" pieces.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Needle Felted Owls

Instructor: Sarah Mandell

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, October 19
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 10+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Students of all ages and skill levels are invited to learn how to sculpt colorful wool fiber into stylized 3D owls. A demonstration of needle felting techniques, shaping, layering fiber, blending colors, and an overview of felting tools will equip students ages 10 and up to be able to turn wool roving into 3D objects. Supplies will be provided and include several ounces of dyed wool roving, felting needles, and foam felting pads. Students will have the opportunity to purchase additional felting supplies at the end of the class to take home if they wish.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Fall Season Wool Painting

Instructor: Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop: Sunday, October 20, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 7+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Wool can be transformed into a painterly image using a few simple felting techniques.  Learn how to blend and mix various shades of colorful wool fiber to achieve a wool painting in the fall theme of your choosing.  Your wool painting can be framed in a shadow box or sewn onto any textile material.  All basic felting materials and supplies are included in tuition.  Optional: Bring a photo or 11x8 image printout from smartphone/tablet for inspiration.

 
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Medium: Paper

Joomchi

Instructor: Catherine Cross Tsintzos

1 Day Workshop:  Saturday, October 26
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $175 (price includes supplies)

Work with Korean mulberry paper, natural dyes and water to learn the process of Joomchi, a traditional Korean method for making textured papers by agitating and forming with only your hands. Learn history, surface design techniques and explore ways finished Joomchi is used in combination with other mediums. Note that your hands will get a work out.

 
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Medium: Professional Development

Grant Writing Demystified: A Beginner’s Guide

Instructor: Catherine Schumacher

1 Day Workshop:  Saturday, November 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $75 

Are you interested in applying for professional development or project grants but don’t know where to start…or how to finish? This fun (no, really!) and informative workshop will introduce you to some of the ins and outs of grant research, proposal development, and reporting so that you can tell your story more effectively and find new resources to invest in yourself and your work. Catherine Schumacher is a nonprofit consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the field, and has worked with arts and culture organizations in Greenville and the Upstate including GCCA, Artisphere, Greenville Chorale, and the Chapman Cultural Center, among others.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Wool Applique' - Penny Runner

Instructor: Debbie Moyes

1 Day Workshop:  Saturday, November 16
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, ages 14+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Sometimes referred to as coin, button, or money rugs, these common items are used to trace around bits of wool to make decorative mats. Choose from beautiful hand dyed wools and craft a runner, mat, or pillow to brighten your home. You will learn to hand appliqué these circles with colorful threads and add decorative stitches, buttons or beads to embellish the simple shapes. Come and create your own piece of folk art!

 
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Medium: Professional Development

Studio Practice Intensive Session

Instructor: Mark Brosseau

1 Day Workshop:  Saturday, November 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Intermediate - Advanced

Tuition: $89 

This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced students who want to make art as part of a sustained regular practice. The course will help students identify the issues that they are interested in exploring through making art and force them to ask questions that will push their individual practices forward. It will also help artists identify art historical influences as well as build an awareness of contemporary artists who are addressing similar ideas. This will be done primarily through group dialog and critique. We will address ideas of conscious decision making versus intuition, discuss strategies for working through periods of being ‘stuck’ or ‘blocked’, and explore how to build sustainable work habits.

 
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Medium: Printmaking

Linoleum Block Printmaking Class

Instructor: Douglas Piper

1 Day Workshop:  Sunday, November 17
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Ready to try your hand at linoleum? This crash course gets you acquainted with the medium in a single day. Learn the basic knowledge you need to transform a 5” x 7” drawing or photograph of your choosing into a complex hand carved stamp. You will learn how to carve, ink, and print your own black and white mini hand-pulled print on several different types of paper. All skill levels are welcome.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Needle Felt Mini Masterpiece

Instructor: Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop:  Saturday, November 23
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 12+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Wool can be transformed into a painterly image using a few simple felting techniques.  In this workshop you will be guided to re-create a masterpiece by painters like Van Gogh, Monet, and Klimpt in wool.  Learn how to blend and mix various shades of colorful wool fiber to achieve a beautiful wool painting.  All basic felting materials and supplies are included in tuition.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Christmas Needle Felting 

Instructor: Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop:  Saturday, December 7
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, ages 12+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Learn to custom needle felt a 2D Christmas stocking or Santa hat or 3D wool ornament.  Step by step instruction will help you create a festive design with wool.  All basic felting materials and supplies are included in tuition. No experience necessary. Open to age 7+

 
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Medium: Encaustic

Mixing Media: Encaustic & Cut Paper

Instructor: Barb Toland

1 Day Workshop:  Saturday, December 7
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $95 (price includes supplies)

Learn and practice the basic techniques of encaustics, the art of painting with hot pigmented wax, combined with embedding cut paper.  This is a beginner introductory workshop, perfect for the artist or crafter who is curious about encaustics.  All materials are provided but feel free to bring anything you might like to add (colorful magazine pages, marks or drawings on paper, or other items you might like to incorporate).  Students will go home with 2 - 8" x 10" completed pieces.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Brush, Blend & Spin

Instructor: Dia Robinson

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, December 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, ages 14+

Tuition: $120 (price includes supplies)

Using a drop spindle to spin fiber into yarn is a textile technique that dates back thousands of years.  In this workshop participants will learn how to use the drop spindle while making their own one-of-a-kind yarn by blending and mixing fibers.  Instruction will include the history of the drop spindle, different types of drop spindles, and how to use the drop spindle.  Students will be given the opportunity to practice using a drop spindle, mixing various fibers to create rolags (rolls of woolen fiber) and then spin them into yarn. Students will leave the course with at least 2oz of yarn that they created, which can be used for any crochet, knitting, weaving, and needle felting project.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Simple Hat Class

Instructor: Danielle Ertter

1 Day Workshop:  Sunday, December 15,
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Intermediate (students should know how to knit in the round)

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

This workshop is perfect for knitters who have never made a hat before or for those who just need to brush up on skills. You’ll learn to knit in the round using the knit and purl stitches as well as how to decrease stitches.

 

TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

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Medium: Art Appreciation

Southern Art: Redux

Instructor: Kara Soper

2 Day Workshop: Monday, September 16 & Tuesday, September 17, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $95

Learn about the evolution of Southern art, contemporary Southern artists, and our region’s role in the art world of today.  Day 1 will focus on both iconic and obscure Southern artists of the 20th century and how they were visionaries in their respective media.  We will look at their work in the context of socio-economic events, cultural paradigm shifts, and happenings in other artistic disciplines in order to better understand motivations and causes of art movements. Day 2 will be focused on contemporary Southern artists, and how artists covered in Day 1 may have influenced their work. We will also examine current institutional and market trends in Southern art and the South’s role in the art world of the future.

 
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Medium: Painting

Portrait Painting from Life: A Direct Approach

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

2 Day Workshop: Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $225 (includes model fee)

Explore a direct and immediate approach to portrait painting. Learn to perceive and simplify the live model you are painting into purely visual and therefore interpretable facts: relatable shapes, values and colors. Students will collaborate with setting the pose and color harmonies, see a demonstration of a start and then work on their own extended portraits with one on one critiques. Emphasis will be given to composition, making a start, the optimal use of the color palette, and paint application. This workshop will focus on oil painting techniques, but acrylic painting or mass drawing in charcoal can be accommodated.

 
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Medium: Art Appreciation

Art + Fashion: A History of Mutual Influence

Instructor: Kara Soper

2 Day Workshop: Monday, October 7 & Tuesday, October 8, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $95

This 2-day workshop is a crash course that highlights the dynamic relationship between fashion and art. Part history class and part contemporary culture course, this workshop will examine how artists and fashion designers have shared mutual influence and inspiration, and how fashion trends are influenced by artistic movements. We will look at course material in the context of political and socio-economic events, cultural paradigm shifts, and happenings in the realms of visual art, design, and architecture.

 
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Medium: Pastel

Making a Dynamic Pastel Landscape Painting

Instructor: Susan Mayfield

2 Day Workshop:  Saturday, November 2 & Sunday, November 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $225

Work through exercises focusing awareness on 3 crucial elements in a painting: composition, value (light and dark), and color. Through lectures, demos, lots of hands-on problem solving, and daily critiques, students will learn methods for planning their painting from the beginning to increase the "wow" factor- such as choosing good subject matter, telling a good story with your painting, cropping and pasting reference photos to make a better composition, and planning the color and value scheme from the beginning to create a mood or express emotion.  Students will work on several exercises each day to reinforce the lecture and demo, and in the daily critiques, learn ways of troubleshooting their own paintings so that they can self-critique when they go back to work in their studios.

 
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Medium: Art Appreciation

(Not So) Well-Behaved: Women Artists of History and Today

Instructor: Kara Soper

2 Day Workshop:  Wednesday, November 6 & Thursday, November 7, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $95

Although the art industry has seen progress in terms of more equal representation in recent years, there is still a mountain of work to be done on this front. This workshop provides an effort to, on a local level, address gender and racial inequality in the art world. The first third of this course will focus on female pioneers throughout art history. Both iconic and underrepresented artists will be covered on a global scale. The next third will focus on women artists living and working today within the national and international contemporary art world. In the last third, we will analyze institutional trends and recent/current museum exhibitions focused on historically underrepresented artists and contemporary women artists. We will also examine the work of women curators, as they have become a large part of the current conversation around gender equality in art. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the representational disparity of women artists, and to inspire local artists and arts advocates to work toward moving the trends in a positive direction with respect to the support of equal representation.

 
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Medium: Art Appreciation

Déco(r):  A History of Interior Design

Instructor: Kara Soper

2 Day Workshop:  Wednesday, November 13 & Thursday, November 14, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $95

Examine the history of design, from prehistory to contemporary times.  Examine thematic and conceptual connections between art historical movements and interior design with specific attention paid to cross-cultural exchange. The workshop will begin with focus on historical movements, up to the year 1900 then move on with the study of modern and contemporary design and current trends.  Day 2 will focus on the idea of revivalism and how past art and interior design movements have been resurrected today in new and fresh iterations. By the end of the workshop, students will have a deep understanding of the connections between visual art and interior design.

 
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Medium: Painting

Impressionistic Landscape Painting

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

2 Day Workshop: Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $185 

Explore a direct and immediate approach to landscape painting using a full palette and loaded brush.  Learn to simplify the image by dividing it into relatable shapes, values and colors. Emphasis will be given to composition, making a start, the optimal use of the color palette, and paint application. Students can choose from a range of reference images provided or bring in their own. Methods covered make for a great preliminary introduction for students who wish to work outdoors. This workshop will focus on oil painting techniques, but acrylic painting can be accommodated.

 
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Medium: Painting

Little in Size, Still-Life Painting

Instructor: Angela Cunningham

2 Day Workshop:  Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instruction Level: Intermediate (some drawing experience encouraged)

Tuition: $185 

Each student will get to bring a small object of their choice.  Begin by learning how to set up an effective still life and understanding lighting and composition through thumbnail sketches. Once set up is decided on students will construct a block-in using pencil on paper to get proportions, likeness, and details. Students will then learn how to do an oil transfer of their drawing to canvas. We will then learn how to set up a structured palette of colors and cover the understanding of hue, value and chroma. Each student will go home with a little painting to gift to themselves or to a loved one for the holidays.  

 
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Medium: Paper

Introduction to Bookbinding

Instructor: Richard Troncone

2 Day Workshop: (Part 1) Monday, December 9 & (Part 2) Monday, December 16, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $125 (price includes supplies)

Learn traditional book binding techniques in this 2 day workshop suitable for beginners. You will take home at least one beautiful traditional hard-backed book that you will have made yourself from start to finish.  Workshop 1 will consist of learning the art of paper folding, sewing techniques, and the creation of the book block. In the second workshop we will create the covers and spine and attach the pages finishing the book.  All tools and materials are provided.

 

2020 UPCOMING TWO DAY WORKSHOPS

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Medium: Painting

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting

Instructor: David Kessler

2 Day Workshop:  Thursday, April 2 & Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Intermediate - Advanced

Tuition: $275 

Have you ever wondered how to loosen-up your painting style? Paint with more freedom? Be more spontaneous and expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop is for you!  You will learn how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely.  Each day includes instructor discussion, an instructor painting demonstration, student painting time and critiques of student work. This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome. It is helpful if students have a basic knowledge of painting and composition development, but is not required.

 
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Medium: Painting

Abstract Landscape Painting with Oil & Cold Wax Medium

Instructor: Mark Russell

2 Day Workshop:  Saturday, April 4 & Sunday, April 5, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Intermediate - Advanced

Tuition: $275 (price includes some supplies)

Work with cold wax medium while learning to incorporate this and other mediums into your current oil painting practice. Experiment with numerous methods to add texture, unique mark-making and layering to your paintings. Discussions will include the process of composition, planning and editing to build a painting along with how to incorporate abstraction into your landscape painting process.  This hands-on workshop will include instructor demonstration and guided exercises as well as individual and group critique sessions. Students of all skill levels are welcome.  Some experience with oil painting is preferred.

 

THREE DAY WORKSHOPS

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Medium: Painting

Expressive Figure Drawing and Painting

Instructor: JoAnne Anderson

3 Day Workshop: Tuesday, September 3, Wednesday, September 4 & Thursday, September 5
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Tuition: $325 (price includes model fee)

Discover how easy it is to do expressive figure work and how much fun it can be!  Each day starts with some quick drawings to loosen up and get into a creative mode. Clothed models will be posing each day. There will be short discussions of the instructor’s philosophy and working methods using transparent watercolor and gouache throughout the workshop. The majority of each day will be left for drawing, painting and individual instruction. Demonstrations will be in watercolor and gouache, but participants may work in any medium they prefer.

 
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Medium: Painting

Painting Flowers in Oil Alla Prima

Instructor: Pat Fiorello

3 Day Workshop: Friday, October 18, Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Tuition: $400 

Approach painting flowers in oil directly with a loose and fresh approach. Learn a simple approach to painting flowers in oil using a base of transparent paints followed by opaques as well as how to simplify flower shapes, depict form thru observation of light and shadow patterns and mix color.  Painting together with photo supplied by the instructor on day one, then work from your own fresh flower set-ups on days two and three.